Python script to convert DBF database file to CSV


#!/usr/bin/python

import csv
from dbfpy import dbf
import os
import sys

filename = sys.argv[1]
if filename.endswith('.dbf'):
print "Converting %s to csv" % filename
csv_fn = filename[:-4]+ ".csv"
with open(csv_fn,'wb') as csvfile:
in_db = dbf.Dbf(filename)
out_csv = csv.writer(csvfile)
names = []
for field in in_db.header.fields:
names.append(field.name)
out_csv.writerow(names)
for rec in in_db:
out_csv.writerow(rec.fieldData)
in_db.close()
print "Done..."
else:
print "Filename does not end with .dbf"